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Aruba is a vegan friendly paradise

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Aruba is a paradise. It’s a sun-drenched island with white-sand beaches, beautiful blue water, and fresh fruit that grows on trees. Aruba has it all: the perfect climate to enjoy the outdoors, amazing food and drink options, and easy access to fun activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and island hopping. The best part? Aruba is also one of the most vegan friendly destinations in the Caribbean! Cook your vegan meal in your private fully equipped luxury kitchen of your Casiola Aruba vacation villa or visit one of our favorite vegan restaurants, which we have listed below:

Yemanja Woodfired Grill


Yemanja Woodfired Grill is the best place to eat vegan in Aruba. It’s located right on the beach, so you can look out at the ocean while enjoying your meal. The restaurant is very popular, so make reservations or be prepared to wait!

If you don’t want anything too heavy, we would recommend ordering an appetizer like hummus or nachos for yourself and then sharing an entree with another friend or family member (or both!). This will allow you to try a variety of different dishes without having too much food on your plate at once, a good strategy when trying new things because sometimes it’s hard to decide what looks good until after you’ve tasted it.

Address: Wilgelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba (Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm)

One Happy Bowl


Aruba’s first vegan-gluten-free restaurant was established in 2018. One Happy Bowl is a delicious vegan and vegetarian eatery located in Renaissance Marketplace. This restaurant specializes in healthy meals that are created with local and organic ingredients. The menu includes a wide range of options including breakfast bowls, smoothies, juices, and salads. One Happy Bowl also offers gluten-free options for those who need them!

One Happy Bowl is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM so there’s no excuse not to stop by on your next trip to Aruba!

Address: Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 9, Oranjestad, Aruba (Open Mon-Sat 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Green Food Restaurant


Green Food Restaurant is the place to go. Run by one of Aruba’s favorite vegans and was founded in 2013 offering vegan options. This restaurant serves fresh veggie dishes for breakfast and lunch. The menu changes daily but always includes vegan options, organic food, and juices, organic coffee, wine, and beer as well as healthy choices like gluten-free bread or vegan cheese. Vegan foods include lentil enchiladas, falafel, spaghetti, soup & stew, vegan burger, buddha bowl, and more.

Address: Italiestraat 50 Local 6 Orange Mall, Oranjestad, Aruba (Mon-Sat: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sun is closed)

Papillon Restaurant


Papillon Restaurant is a French and Caribbean-inspired restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options being gluten-free as well. The atmosphere is charming and inviting with its bright colors and wonderful decor.

Address: Irausquin Blvd 348-A, Palm Beach, Aruba (open daily from 5 – 10 pm)

Origin Café


Origin Café is a 100% vegan restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch options, you’re guaranteed to have some delicious food. The dishes here are made with care, using high-quality ingredients that taste amazing together.

If you’re craving something sweet in the morning, try out their avocado toast or Caprese panini with house-made cashews mozzarella and fishless tacos for lunch. Features locally made vegan cheese and vegan meats. All of their meals come highly recommended by locals and tourists alike!

Address: Irausquin Blvd 348-A, Palm Beach, Aruba (Open Mon 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Wed-Sun 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Closed Tue)

Garden Fresh Cafe


The Garden Fresh Cafe is a must-visit for any vegan traveler in Aruba. Located at the high rise of Palm Beach, this cafe serves up healthy, organic fare in a beautiful setting. The Garden Fresh menu can be enjoyed all day long and includes options like build-your-own veggie wraps, fruit smoothies and parfaits. If you’re looking for something more filling than fruit, they also offer lentil burgers with quinoa or hummus with pita bread. The casual atmosphere makes this an ideal setting to enjoy lunch with family or friends, it’s very kid friendly as well!

Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, Palm Beach, Aruba (Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm)

Ike’s Bistro at Manchebo Beach


Ike’s Bistro at Manchebo Beach is a great place to get a vegan meal in Aruba. The atmosphere is fun and the food is delicious! Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine with casual beachfront and poolside dining. The breakfast menu has many options for vegans, including avocado toast, pancakes with fruit toppings and even vegan sausage patties. Their lunch and dinner menu features an array of appetizers, tacos and salads that are all 100% plant based. They also have desserts!

Ike’s Bistro has both an indoor dining area as well as outdoor seating overlooking the ocean, so you can enjoy fresh air while eating fantastic food! This restaurant offers an array of delicious meals including their famous Lychee ceviche and pulled jackfruit almond salad.

Address: J E Irausquin Blvd 55, Oranjestad, Aruba (Open Mon-Sun 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm)

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Are you ready to discover Aruba’s vegan friendly paradise? Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just starting out, there are plenty of alternatives on the island for you. Having your own private kitchen to cook in is still one of the finest ways to enjoy your preferred recipes. Find your dream Aruba vacation rental and plan your next unforgettable trip.

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